The original inspiration for this design was to try to present the weapons as if holding them in our hands when bowing towards the Kamiza. The angled supports are interesting visually but also practical in that makes the distance between the support points different according to the length of the weapons.
A supporting role
We also wanted to keep the curved shapes as clean as possible, in order to keep the overall simplicity that helps it fulfill its function as a stand without stealing the spotlight from what is being displayed.
Simple and a Challenge
One of the most difficult problems to solve in fabrication was how to make the cutouts at an angle, achieved only by a bit of creative thinking, and the cotton knottings we already used in our LHASA meditation designs were the perfect solution for a friction fit of the joinery, that makes it very enjoyable to assemble and avoids an accidental disassembly.
It is common nowadays to find dojos where only wooden weapons are used. By adding a traditional knotting taken from the Sageo found in most Japanese swords, we get to remind ourselves of the original sharp steel blades as a symbol of the martial origin of modern Keiko.
We also offer the option of not having the knotting done if you prefer a cleaner look, specially if you are using the stand for blades that sport their own Sageo.
- European grown Chestnut
100% Cotton Fibre
- Exterior Dimensions
- 41 x 17 x 7cm
16.1 x 6.7 x 2.7"
- NOT Included
- Training weapons / Buki
- Natural materials
- You should expect some variation in color and wood grain
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for 1 weapon
One of the more interesting parts of our SHOGUN designs is the cotton knotting that is responsible for the friction fit of the joinery. This video shows the work needed for each joint as applied also in our LHASA designs for meditation.
Wood selection is also quite important for such a simple design. The Sageo knotting is only made after you order, which lets you choose your preferred option.
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